Morris found himself in a similar situation last season as the Rams’ defensive coordinator when he saw Los Angeles beat Brady and the Bucks, 27-3, midway through the third quarter of a Divisional Round playoff game. I noticed. Then it happened. Also.
Brady led Tampa Bay to 24 straight points and tied the score with 42 seconds remaining. The story was writing itself: Morris goes through Brady’s heartbreak again!
Except he didn’t. Matthew Stafford and Cooper Cup combined back-to-back pass plays of 20 and 44 yards to set up a decisive field goal with four seconds remaining.
“It would have been a cool story for you guys to write, but I’m glad you didn’t get the chance to write it,” Morris said with a laugh. It didn’t come to mind, no doubt about it. [was] raised before the game. You certainly used it as a preparation when you talk to his men about staying in the fight, but when the match starts, come to think of it, he already has the upper hand over you. “
Morris, like many others, is enthusiastic about Brady’s admiration.When he first played for the 2005 season, he saw something special in him. Morris was the assistant defensive back coach on the Bucks’ defense and finished the year first in points and eighth overall.
“He was standing in his pocket, looking very comfortable and absolutely delivering passes with a great rush around him. Simeon Rice and Derrick Brooks were flying furiously in the A gap. He flinched. I’m thinking to myself, “Hey, there’s something different about this guy.” Who would have guessed that 20 years from now he would still be talking about this man like this in 2022. He’s a standout. He’s his GOAT”
So any chance to face him, especially if this is his last season, will be a different and special occasion than fighting anyone else.
“To have him come back and this could be the Farewell Tour is a chance for everyone to appreciate his greatness,” Morris said. You’re talking about Michael Jordan in our game. You’re talking about the greatest of the greats. He’s the guy who tells you that you competed. That’s special.
Browns safety Jon Johnson played Brady a little over 21 months ago, and the details are as clear today as they were then. A good Rams man at the time, he lured Brady in for an uncharacteristically bad throw for Johnson.
“It hit me in the chest…I dropped it,” Johnson said. I’m definitely going to get up in that game now that I have the chance again. I’m not going to force anything. If you can, that would be great.. I take that ball home and put it in the frame.No one has touched it.